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This 1KG spool of ABS provides a beautifully smooth and rich blue hue to your prints. Each spool comes vacuum sealed with desiccant to protect your filament until you are ready to use it. Check out our tips below. Colors may vary slightly between manufacturers and screen settings.
1 Kg (2.2 lbs) of 1.75mm ABS, or Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, 3D printer filament that has been spooled and is ready to use. (See spool dimensions in specifications). This is the same material Lego blocks were made from and provides very rong prints with some temperature resistance. ABS has some additional aspects that make it a little more challenging to print. If you are just getting started, check out our PLA 3D Printer filament.
ABS or Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene is a great plastic to use for your 3D prints. ABS is the same material that lego blocks were made from and provides much stronger, more flexible and more temperature resistant prints if you can navigate the slightly more advanced aspects of printing with it. With ABS filament you will need to take special care with bed adhesion, and shrinkage with each print. We recommend a heated bed to ensure your print doesn’t break apart while contracting as it cools.
Bed adhesion can be a bit difficult with ABS, first, you want to make sure you have a heated print surface. You also want to add Kapton tape or painters tape to a nice glass surface and add glue stick to the print surface right before you get started. These are some of our favorite ways to ensure the first layer sticks and stay adhered to the bed. There is no shortage of others.
ABS can shrink a little bit as it cools, which can be a bit of a problem that causes cracking or warping of your print. Make sure you implement a good bed adhesion strategy, make sure your print surface is level, and your print bed heater is on and working. This should help minimize warping, and shrinkage so you get the best finish product possible.
You can use Acetone after your print has finished to give your print a glossy finished look. This filament is compatible with all ABS-capable 3D printers.
Check out our comprehensive guide to printing with ABS filament